NatureNL April Public Lecture: Birding with eBird

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Please join us for Alvan Buckley‘s presentation on “Birding with eBird” on Thursday April 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Room SN2067, on the MUN campus.

 

As a keen bird-watcher and “eBirder”, Alvan is excited to share his passion about eBird with others. He has been an avid birder for 6 years, and has traveled across the country volunteering with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Long Point Bird Observatory; he has also worked as a birding guide at the renowned Point Pelee National Park. If not studying medical books, or roaming hospital floors, he can be found biking around town eagerly checking the local hotspots for migrating birds and learning about our flora and fauna. For the past 3 years, Alvan has volunteered as one of the Newfoundland reviewers for eBird and helped promote the program with the local community.

 

eBird is an online checklist program where anyone is free to join and submit their observations. Everything that is submitted is added to a permanent database and archived for use now and in the future. eBird provides a great tool for individuals, organizations, researchers, conservation groups, and land managers to access a huge amount of information about the distribution and abundance of the world’s birds. Over 1000 people have already contributed sightings to Newfoundland’s database, totaling close to 50,000 lists. Come learn how you can explore all this data to learn about our birds, and see how easy it is to record your sightings.

 


 

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AGM/Member Slide Show Rescheduled!

Hope you can come to the rescheduled the Nature Newfoundland and Labrador AGM and Members/Friends Slide Show.

It will be on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 7:30 pm in the MUN Science Building, SN-2067 (same time and place).
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Nature Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting & Members’/Friends’ Slideshow

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 7:30 PM
MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067

Our Annual General Meeting: There will be brief reports from the Board on our activities over the past year, as well as nominations and elections to our board.

Our Members’/Friends’ Slideshow: Bring a handful (~5-15) of your favorite photos to share with us, preferably as a powerpoint presentation on a flash drive. For further information please contact naturenl@naturenl.ca

We need your help. Please consider volunteering some of your time and skills to share the work of our organization.

POSTPONED: Annual General Meeting & Members’/Friends’ Slideshow

 

Due to the impending winter storm tonight, our Nature NL AGM is postponed. Details on when and where will follow.

 

Our Annual General Meeting:  There will be brief reports from the Board on our activities over the past year, as well as nominations and elections to our board.

 

Our Members’/Friends’ Slideshow:  Bring a handful (~5-15) of your favorite photos to share with us, preferably as a powerpoint presentation on a flash drive. For further information please contact naturenl@naturenl.ca

 

We need your help.  Please consider volunteering some of your time and skills to share the work of our organization. Please contact our membership secretary, Carolyn Walsh (cwalsh@play.psych.mun.ca) or any member of the Board if you are interested in:

  • Serving as a member of our Board of Directors
  • Volunteering to help with indoor and outdoor programming, publicity and communications, fund raising, environmental oversight, and so on.

February Public Lecture

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Join Nature Newfoundland & Labrador for a fun evening called “The Birds And The Bees (And the Wolffish)” as three passionate graduate students from Memorial University share their current research with us in mini lectures! Science Building on the MUN campus, Room SN 2067, Thursday Feb. 18th, 7:30pm.

 

Three adventurous young scientists have plenty of interesting stories to share about birds, bees, and wolffish. Michelle Fitzsimmons will tell us about the secret and underground (literally) lives of Atlantic Puffins on Gull Island in Witless Bay, North America’s largest breeding colony. Margie Wilkes will help us explore the life history and diversity of Newfoundland’s native bees and their role as pollinators of lowbush blueberry. Lastly, Emilie Novaczek will present her research on the coastal habitat of Atlantic Wolffish, a species at risk in Newfoundland waters. Come hear about these neat and high-profile species and become familiar with some of the latest MUN research from three different departments at the same time.

 

Photo credit: Michelle Fitzsimmons, Barry Hicks and Emilie Novaczek

 

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador February Workshop

Winter Gull Watching at Quidi Vidi Lake

 

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Gull workshop at Quidi Vidi
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Did you know that Quidi Vidi Lake is internationally known for gull watching? The abundance and diversity of gulls attracts birdwatchers from all over the world.

 

Nature NL will be hosting a winter gull workshop with bird expert Jared Clarke at Quidi Vidi Lake. Learn to identify the many species of gulls that hang out St. John’s in the winter.

 

Bring binoculars if you have them, if not we will have a few extra pairs to lend.

 

We will meet at the far end of the Dominion grocery store parking lot (the northeast end of the parking lot, closest to the Lake). The Dominion is at 20 Lake Avenue next to Quidi Vidi Lake. Meet at the bright yellow car. Please dress for the weather. Hope to see you there!

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 am, at Quidi Vidi Lake

 

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